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Yass is a small town in the New South Wales state of Australia. The name of the city originates from the old Aboriginal word Yarrh, meaning 'running water'. If you decide to go and visit Yass in a rental car, you will be amazed at the wide range of historical sites the town has to offer. The accommodation here is affordable, there is an abundance of hotels, motels, apartments, B&Bs and camping sites.
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Know for its rural charm, history, wineries, arts and crafts, the month of September is deemed as the busiest month for tourism in Yass, which is followed by March and January. July is the coolest while October is the wettest month. Don't miss the Turning Wave Festival in September which is held across various venues in Yaas. The 3-day festival highlights Irish and Australian music and related arts.
Driving Tips in Yass
Yass is just a 50-minute car drive to Canberra following Barton Highway/A25. It is also a 3-hour drive from Sydney via Hume Highway (M31). Please take note that the speed limit in Sydney's city centre is 40km/hr while urban areas further out are 50km/hr. When visiting the Yass Valley, nearby villages of Binalong, Gundaroo, Wee Jasper, and Bowning are also worth checking out.
Yass Main Street is the best preserved historic street to visit. It has 19th century verandas post pubs. Moreover, there is a wide array of small retail boutiques, souvenir shops and many old worship places, from where you can buy all sorts of memorabilia for your family and friends.
St. Augustines is the Yass Parish, built in 1838. At first it was only a chapel, but in 1954 the new modern building was erected. Tourists can admire some of the most important works by the known sculptor Tom Bass, such as the the crucifix on the outside and the one on the rear doors, the statue of St.Paul and the low relief of St.Augustine near the front door.
Cooma Cottage is a great accommodation for overnight stays or holidays, near Yass City. Park your rental car here as it features generous bedrooms, just right for a short holiday for family and friends. This 1860 cozy cottage is fully furnished and it has recently been renovated in style.
Burrinjuck Dam was constructed in 1906 and it was considered at the time one of the most impressive constructions. Be sure to learn and explore the area of stored water that spreads over 5600 hectares. It is a wonderful place to practice water sports, such as water skiing or fishing. Burrinjuck Dam also includes modern facilities such as a picnic area, and areas specially designed for barbecues.
Binalong Golf Club is a beautiful 18 hole golf course that sits 475 metres above sea level. The course itself has much beauty with luscious green grass and pure sand. This club offers a great time for all ages, including a cafe and a bowling green. For those who would like to enjoy the outdoors the Binalong Golf Club provides a memorable experience.
Yass is a wonderful place to visit in a rental car because it is a place where fun, history, culture and civilization are intertwined to offer you a unique and great experience.